In a new episode of “No Time to Die: The Official James Bond Podcast”, Billy Ilish discusses his views on the latest film in the franchise with critic James King, how he wanted to add his own touch but “Honor Bond”, songs from the past and Original guitar reef. ”
The fourth episode of the podcast focuses on Bond’s music and features interviews with former composer David Arnold, current film composer Hans Zimmer, Elish and his producer / co-writer / brother Phineas O’Connell.
O’Connell added that he wanted to be a part of Bond’s music history because, “The Bond songs are great, the franchise is so great, the music is so great; we wanted to be a part of it.”
The second verse of “No Time to Die” hints at an iconic theme and both tried to record alternate versions of the verse with and without that subtle reverence. The theme was recorded in London and Elish says, “There was a transition without it, and then we put it back.” But before that, the two sat down and watched Daniel Craig Bond movies with “Skyfall” as a refresher. Musically, they heard songs including “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney from the Bond film of the same name. O’Connell said: “We wanted to make sure, according to Tunnel Vision, we were at Daniel Craig Quintology.”
The film’s director Carrie Joji joined Fukunagao Kings which made a good Bond song. His answer: “It is very difficult to say. If there was a magic formula, everyone would do it. I think a good Bond song somehow feels a reflection of time but also the film. … It leads listeners to the emotionally correct kind of expectations that experience rights but can also work on radios and human iPods. A great bond song that people can’t forget.
Listen to the episode here.